Category Archives: fire temple

Los Angeles Welcomes A New Atash Kadeh

Los Angeles Welcomes A New Atash Kadeh

A new Atash Kadeh is born in the world ! Los Angeles welcomes its second Dar-E-Mehr as the Zoroastrian Association of California inaugurated a brand new ground-up Atash Kadeh at their center in Orange, California. The opening ceremony for the Atash Kadeh began on Sunday, November 13 at 9:00 am. The first Boi was offered…

Restoration of the Sardar Patel Agiary in Pune

Restoration of the Sardar Patel Agiary in Pune

The Sardar Sorabji Ratanji Patel Dar e Meher Agiary Pune is undergoing a massive renovation and restoration, with the final goal to bring the 173 year old Agiary back to its pristine condition. Jehangir Vakil one of the young trustees spearheads the task with able professional guidance from architect (and our dear friend) Kaiyan Khojeste…

Help Restore the 173 year old S R Patel Agiary of Pune

Help Restore the 173 year old S R Patel Agiary of Pune

The SR Patel Agiary is a 173 year old agiary serving the Parsi community in Pune. The agiary is in teh midst of a massive restoration project, to bring the building back to its former glory. Dear friend and architect Kaiyan Mistree, who is involved with the project writes in… Hi All, my name is…

Navsari Atashbehram Celebrates 250 Years

Navsari Atashbehram Celebrates 250 Years

The Navsari Atashbehram celebrates 250 years this weekend. Celebrations are planned all over the weekend. The Atashbehram holds a special place in our hearts. My maternal grandparents hail from Navsari and we have two ancestral homes in Navsari. My mom Behroz, sister Mehernaaz, myself and now my two year old niece Ava have all been…

Banaji Limji Agiary, Mumbai’s oldest fire temple, turns 306

Parsis-Zoroastrians will celebrate The Feast of Fire, held on the ninth day of the ninth month (roz adar, mah adar) of the Shenshai or Shahenshahi calendar. It is an important day for the community as it celebrates the “birth of the creation of fire”. The community believes fire is a physical representation of the son…

Ahmedabad’s Vakil Anjuman Adarian to move out of Old City

The Bukhara Mohulla at Khamasa Crossroads in the Walled City is home to two shrines. One is the Parsis’ Vakil Adariyan Agiyari fire temple. And the other is the only Jewish place of worship in Gujarat, the Magen Abraham Synagogue (built in 1934) of the small Bene Israel Jewish community. Article by Paul John |…

Iranshah Udvada: Bachi Karkaria

BACHI KARKARIA relives her visit to the oldest Fire Temple, the Iranshah, in Gujarat on the eve of Jamshedi Navroz Iam in Zoroastrianism’s holiest place, the Iranshah at Udvada in Gujarat. The marble lobby glows with hanging oil ‘divas’ cradled in engraved glass shades. Portraits of past Parsi greats look down solemnly. Bai Motlibai Wadia…

A 1,200-Year-Old Flame Draws Parsi Pilgrims

The town of Udvada, in India’s northern state of Gujarat, is home to the holiest Zoroastrian site in India: a flame burning since around 800 A.D. Zoroastrians revere fire as a link to divinity and pray or meditate in fire temples. Several hundred priests once tended to this fire temple, called Iranshah, in Udvada, and…

New Bombay Zoroastrian Association Kick starts their Agiary Project

Sharukh Doctor, the President of the New Bombay Zoroastrian Association informs us The New Bombay Zoroastrian Association (NBZA) Kick starts their Agiary Project with the Bhomi Poojan offered by the contractor on the auspicious day of Dussehera. The work will now begin on this project of building Agiary, Community Hall and the Old Age Home…